The wait … is the test of your faith

waiting

Hi everyone,

Have you ever prayed for something and then waited … and waited … and waited? During your wait … did your faith begin to falter?

When we have to wait … especially after prayer … doubt can creep in … we begin to wonder … did God hear me … does He really answer my prayers?

First and foremost … make no mistake … God hears and answers every prayer!

But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer.  Psalm 66:19

Sometimes He responds very quickly … those are our faith re-assurers.

Sometimes He responds after a delay … those are our faith testers.

Waiting is difficult. Our nature is such that we want instant gratification. We want what we want … and we want it now!

But God measures us by our patient, faithful trust in Him.

Consider Abraham . He and his wife Sarah longed for a child … but none was forthcoming. So God tested his faith … until he was quite advanced in years … well beyond normal expected child-bearing years.

For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.  Genesis 21:2

We all-too-often forget that some things … by their nature … take time. God’s delay is not His denial. Rather, He is working things out in your life, or someone else’s life … or He’s working things out in situations or circumstances … to be perfect for you to receive His response to you prayer.

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9

We’ve all heard the old cliche … “Good things come to those who wait”. None of us like that cliche … it’s annoying … but true!

But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31

My friends, when you pray … let your prayer go … into God’s hands. Carry on about your business … and allow God to tend to His. Don’t worry, fret or fume. His response may surprise you … please you  … or disappoint you … but always … it will be the best thing for you!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ    Ephesians 1:3

Isn’t that worth the wait?

Geoff

 

 

 

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